Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Apr 2012 8:55 pm

Average value

€ 212,46

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Authenticus

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.81 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A very tasty spicy Benriach, oak is on the palate noticeably more present than the fruit flavors, the nose is still a bit above the taste for me - super balanced irresistible fruity yummy - HabenWollenReiz - with the 25s I understand slowly where the good reputation of Ben Riach which I see as unfounded in the Woodfinish
    • Nose
      very soft smoke - so reserved - that it could be harsh sherry notes, ripe fragrant dates, very sweet oranges, leather and mild tobacco, with more time in the glass the smoke is more present - it is still heavy, ripe and spicy but more noticeable In addition, there is creamy toffee with vanilla and red berries, then more plums, later apricot jam, cherries, creme brulee, tart shell potato peel .. very complex, very ripe and round - fantastically delicious
    • Taste
      sweet - but noticeably less sweet - than the nose suggested, plums, blackberries, sweet blueberries, oak, spicy tingling on the tongue, beautiful intense multi - layered wood notes with a little resin, some sawdust, tree juice, pepper, chili, with the second sip even more intense, a little sweeter even more spicy oak, slight bitterness in the wood notes but enrich, rosemary sharpness, an old oak cabinet wall, orange marmalade with shell, the smoke is barely perceptible on the palate - he is a spice goes on the whole
    • Finish
      long, dry, with tingling oak, nutmeg, cinnamon, tobacco, light mint note and very subtle sweetness

  2. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great malt, nicely balanced and delicious
    • Nose
      Beautiful, pleasant smoke, sweet, juicy oranges, leather, raisins, marzipan, moist soil, delicate pineapple in the background, Wow! Really good!
    • Taste
      Smoky, spicy, only slightly sweet caramel, pepper, again leather, with a fruit cocktail of oranges, bananas and pineapple
    • Finish
      Warming, slightly dry, pepper, smoke, very light espresso note. The peppery, smoky heat stays long

  3. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Older smokers are not my prey scheme, but the likes - still neat smoke available and the herbal note makes him special, a good substitute for exorbitantly overpriced, older Islays (batch LH30614 2014/06/09)
    • Nose
      dry, dried, bitter herbaceous herbs, cold smoke, after a while sweetish smell of stables
    • Taste
      first very kräutrig, bittersweet smoke, spicy sharpness, a little forest honey and old leather
    • Finish
      long, dry, herbs and smoke

  4. JungleDram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. mosesumike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    I would never have bought since I can not cope in the smoky world.
    But he has something. He lets me live.
    Very well combined in barrel selection. Good craft.
    Thanks to André for the big sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Here is the core of the poodle: Fried bacon, sweet thick campfire smoke, cow barn, horse saddle, always a touch of fine herbs. Aha .... baked apple with a nutty accent. Complex history.
    • Taste
      91 91
      There is a lot in it: oak, light pepper, campfire smoke, fried bacon, fine herbs, trace of anise, slightly bitter and still incredibly sweet !! ... fine balance, respect.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The spice from the wood and the fine smoke let it fade away in medium. I'm not a smoke fan, but still "delicious"

  6. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really nice Benriach. Elegant but not too lax. Nicely complex and with each sip more intense and spicy. The sweetness of the nose I miss something in the taste but it remains a great malt with which one can deal extensively. Just the spice is excellent as a counterpoint to the fruit and sweetness, great!
    Particularly noteworthy is the development through time from the first to the second sip.
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke and canned fruits, sherry, raisins, dates, roasted aromas, strong raspberries, plums, blackberries, forest fruit marmalade, very sweet after the nose gets used to the smoke, a little oak in the background, caramel, orange pulp with a lot of "white peel", Toffee, french fries. There is not even a hint of alcohol, honey, apricots fresh from the tree with a few leaves on it, potato, salt, again bursting smoke, followed by sweet sherry, which goes more and more clearly in the jam direction, marzipan, an elegant nose
    • Taste
      sweet creamy start, creme brulee, vanilla, caramel, marzipan, sherry, blackberry, milk chocolate, low smoke, some leather, oak notes, orange marmalade, very mild and round, in the second sip more pronounced smoke and a little more pepper spice, more oak, much more intense and sustainable
    • Finish
      Milk chocolate, sherry notes, oranges, apricot, black currants, honey, slightly bitter caramel (burnt), a hint of raisins, oak aromas, bitterness, almond, medium with fading smoke and grape seeds.

      In the second sip it is drier and the finish is more intense, spicy, longer with leather, spices and woody notes

  7. ballunder scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    A deliciously smooth dram, one that shows its age. Interesting mix of ashy, smoky peat, classic Benriach fruits (pineapple, apricot), tanins, and herbs. Best sipped quiet and slow. Full bodied and fades with a warming, pleasant glow. Quite elegant.

  8. BehindSpace scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  9. BSWproject27 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Color - Amber
    Tasted Blind on 02/23/2013
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat is not dominant. Stone fruit, caramel and Sherry notes on the nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The palate is oily, chewy and rich. Notes of guava, Sherry, light peat and spice.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sherry remains on the palate on the finish with chocolate soufflé and pepper. This is a mature dram that is well bodied. This is not a peat bomb so don't expect that. Water is not recommended as it takes away some of the oiliness of the spirit.

  10. copperdog65 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    one of my favourite whisky
    • Nose
      98 98
      ripe pineapple , notes of sweet peat , mountain herbs
    • Taste
      95 95
      very fruity , herbs , sweetness of honey with elegant peat smoke in the background
    • Finish
      95 95
      long , powerful and well balanced


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